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Sir James Barrie On The Real Definition Of Work

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else – Sir James Barrie

work or play?We all can’t run away to Fiji, but we can enjoy more of what we do.

Are you spending more time on what you think you should be doing, rather than what you want?

Can you delegate more or aim for good enough instead of perfect, and turn your attention to the activities that bring you joy?

Do you keep a running list of things you enjoy and actually build these into your schedule so your time isn’t frittered away by busy work?

What is the “something else” you can bring more of into your everyday work?

It’s a shame to be caught up in something that doesn’t make you absolutely tremble with joy – Julia Child

Now there’s a metric I can get behind – not just joy, but joy that makes you tremble. What if we made all of our decisions based on this:

  • Career
  • Money
  • Time
  • Relationships

What would you do differently if you had to measure your choices against the trembling joy they bring?